55 years and 13 days ago
Saturday, May 18, 1968
London, United Kingdom
St. Joseph's Hall
Q: The last appearance of Mabel Greer's Toyshop at The Marquee was on the 2nd of May 1967, supporting The Nice. Do you remember if this was the same night when Jon Anderson joined onstage for the cover of Wilson Pickett's 'In The Midnight Hour'?
A: I don't remember this. I think I had left the band by then and I was in Neat Change, but this is my perception. And somebody has said that Bill (Bruford) was playing drums, I don't even remember that gig. I do remember playing somewhere, certainly not The Marquee, where some guy came up onstage and I think it was Jon, but I hadn't been introduced to him and I think it was some university in London, and that's all I remember. - Peter Banks
According to Peter Banks and Robert Hagger, Jon Anderson's first show with the group was on the 18th of May at St. Joseph's Hall, Highgate, London. The setlist, according to Hagger, consisted of: "Beyond And Before"; "Midnight Sleigh Ride"; "Eight Miles High"; "Light My Fire"; "Electric Funeral".
posted on Facebook by Robert Hagger, Sep 9 2018:
A new find that clarifies the last gig I played with Mabel Greer's Toyshop was on May 18, 1968 not May 2nd when we played The Marquee. Thank you to Andrew Bennett. Line-up on that night was Chris Squire, Peter Banks, Jon Anderson, Clive Bayley and myself. Beyond And Before...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:35 AM
According to the book "How Black was our Sabbath" by David Tangle and Graham Wright, Squire was rude to Geezer Butler in 1971. But (my opinion) Electric Funeral was a Mabel Greers Toyshop song.Copied by Geezer on Paranoid album.
Squire had reasons because that's unfair. Copying songs from others.